Yesterday for my 35th birthday, I celebrated by doing every single thing I wanted to do last year, but didn't. Last year I let a relationship take priority and allowed someone else to own the day. . . my day. Sure, it was fine and all, but it wasn't me. A year makes a mountain of difference, and as it turns out, a birthday spent alone really only sucks if you do.
Step 1: Pack a slice of cake to-go, then toss in a little fun! Sure your cake might get smashed to bits riding along in your pack all day, but trust me, it will taste even better that way!
Step Step 2: Fill a baggie with frosting, then snip the end with scissors before you leave home. This will make building your cake easier once you've reached your mountainside celebration spot. This option also adds less bulk to your pack and is far more forgiving of trail mishaps.
Step 3: Wander off to your happy place. This is mine- Kitchen Mesa Trail at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, located in Abiquiu, NM.
Step 4: Assemble the moment. Then listen carefully as the birds, the wind, and the subtle creature sounds sing you nature's rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song.
Step 5: Wish for nothing more than the beauty all around.
Step 6: Then enjoy your day and this whole entire new year to come!
At Adventures in Oneyearland, you don't need to be a pro to have a passion for the great outdoors, all you need is a plan to get you there.